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Law in Islam
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Is Islamic Culture Compatible with Western Culture?

Is Islamic Culture Compatible with Western Culture?
If by “culture” here we refer to phenomena making man's logical mode of life understanding, objective and mentally enlightening, it is not only certainly compatible with Islamic culture, but also even encouraged and promoted by it. The criterion is, however, whether Western culture is capable of basing itself upon an objective man in an objective world or not.During the last decade of the twentieth century, hedonism and utilitarianism ...

The Equality of Believers in Islam

The Equality of Believers in Islam
Islam came with a universal concept of brotherhood. Its foundation is based on tawhi-d, the belief in One God. And its social program is also based on unity of the believers.Just as in tawhi-d, one first has to reject the false gods and then declare faith in the One and Only God, similarly, Islam rejects all artificial and man-made marks of distinction. No one can claim any superiority over the other based on race, colour, language or ...

The Relevance of Islamic Ideology in Human Sciences

The Relevance of Islamic Ideology in Human Sciences
Now, how should the influence of the culture and ideology of Islam be exercised upon the human sciences Should it be done in a revolutionary manner or in the way of a reform, or in a way different from either of these two If the question facing us is how to apply Islamic culture and ideology to the existing social sciences, the answer is clear.Let me ask another question. Why did we revolt Why did our Islamic nation revolt Some people say that ...

Science and Medicine in the Light of the Seerah

Science and Medicine in the Light of the Seerah
Since the importance of leadership of the ulama is demonstrated in the Islamic resistance movements throughout the history of colonization, lately by Imam Khomeini and currently by many, including Sheikh Ahmad Yaseen and Sayyed Hasan Nasrullah, the project of undermining traditional and committed ulama has become a necessity in the Western agenda. Because they will continue to be the real challenge to the West, the aim is to delegitimize them. ...

Rules regarding will (Wasiyyat) and Inheritance

Rules regarding will (Wasiyyat) and Inheritance
Will (Wasiyyat)2703. A Will is purported to direct that after one's death, a certain task be completed, or that a portion of his property be given in ownership to someone, or that the ownership of his property be transferred to someone, or that it be spent for charitable purposes, or that he appoints someone as guardian of his children and dependents. A person who is to give effect to a Will is called executor (Wasi).2704. If a person who is ...

Ethical Pillars of Islamic Politics

Ethical Pillars of Islamic Politics
By giving nobility and validity to ethics and with the belief in the oneness of ethics and politics, Ima-m Khomeini- (r) endeavored in the course of various admonitions to the employees and officials of the [Islamic] system, to present a portrayal of his ideal ethical politics, or in other words, the Islamic politics.During the first decade of the Islamic Revolution in Iran it rarely happened that he did not emphasize, in his speeches and ...

An Introduction to Edward Said’s Orientalism

An Introduction to Edward Said’s Orientalism
Haroon KhalidAuthor: Edward W. SaidPublisher: VintageYear: 1994 Orientalism by Edward Said is a cononical text of cultural studies in which he has challenged the concept of orientalism or the difference between east and west, as he puts it. He says that with the start of European colonization the Europeans came in contact with the lesser developed countries of the east. They found their civilization and culture very exotic, and established the ...

Introduction to Islam

Introduction to Islam
The word "ISLAM" is derived from the Arabic words "salaam", which means peace and "taslim", which means submission. The follower of Islam is a Muslim. The word "Muslim" translated to English literally means "the one with peace". To the Muslim it has a greater meaning, Muslims believe that true peace is experienced only when Mankind acknowledges, obeys and worships the Creator, i.e. submits to the One God. So to the Muslim it means "the one who ...

Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi'i Islam

Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi'i Islam
This paper was presented at the conferences of Islam and Orthodox Christianity in the month of Sharivar 1373 (September 1994), in Tehran by the Center of International Studies and Culture.The history of the Shi`ah and Christian cultural relations is comparatively old. Of these relations may be mentioned inter-religious dialogue in the area of Kalam that took place in a spirit of complete mutual understanding. In the works of the Shi`ah this is ...

Rational Thought in Shi'ism

Rational Thought in Shi'ism
Philosophical and Theological Thought in Shi'ismIt has been mentioned before that Islam has legitimized and approved rational thought, which it considers a part of religious thought. Rational thought in its Islamic sense, after confirming the prophecy of the Prophet, provides intellectual demonstrations of the validity of the external aspect of the Quran, which is a divine revelation, as well as of the definitely established sayings of the ...

Islam Teaches Tolerance Not Hate

Islam Teaches Tolerance Not Hate
I begin in the name of God, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful Pakistani Brothers and Sisters! As you would remember, ever since I assumed office, I launched a campaign to rid the society of extremism, violence and terrorism and strived to project Islam in its true perspective. In my first speech on October 17, 1999, I had said and I quote; "Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence. I ...

Human Rights in Islamic Perspectives

Human Rights in Islamic Perspectives
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Islamic Background of Western Renaissance

Islamic Background of Western Renaissance
The nomadic Arabs, who rose from their desert tents, founded in remarkably short space of time, the mightiest empire of the Mediaeval era, which stretched from the shores of the Atlantic in the West to the Great Wall of China in the East. Their success in the field of territorial conquests was no more spectacular than their achievements in the realm of knowledge.In fact they brought about the greatest revolution in the history of mankind-a ...

Arabia Before Islam

Arabia Before Islam
To know the conditions prevailing in Arabia before the advent of Islam we can avail ourselves of the following sources:1. The Old Testament (notwithstanding all the alterations that have been made in it)2. Writings of the Greeks and the Romans during the Middle Ages.3. Islamic history as recorded by Muslim scholars and4. Ancient relics which have been obtained through excavations conducted by the orientalists which reveal facts to some ...

The Bible Proves ''The Only Religion is Islam'

The Bible Proves ''The Only Religion is Islam'
As we look around us we find the world and admire the universe and we come to know that there is a Creator and also there is a power which controls this system systematically and the Creator, power is God which is Supreme. But peoples have different opinions about God. Some Say that he is an incarnation, some say he has a son, given birth to a human being, some say He begets not, nor is He begotten, etc etc.Some say Jesus is a son of god, some ...

Shi‘a Ideology’s Practicality

Shi‘a Ideology’s Practicality
By: Sayyid Lutfullah Safi al-GulpayganiQUESTION: Keeping in view the fact that aside from the short five-year period of Amir al-Mu’minin (peace be upon him), the administration of society was not in the hands of the Imams (peace be upon them), to what extent is the system of religious government according to the Shi‘a view practicable and able to be implemented in society?ANSWER: Shi‘a thought is a logical school that has and has always ...

Etiquette of Walking and Riding in Islam

Etiquette of Walking and Riding in Islam
Imam Ali (a.s) said: “ Walking fast takes away the believer’s brilliancy.” [Reference: Al-Bihar Ch.73, pp.301] The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “ Ladies must not use the middle of the road, but rather its sides.”[Reference: Al-Bihar Ch.73, pp.302] The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “ Do not use mosques as roads (short cuts) until you have performed a two-units prayer in them.” [Makarim al-Akhlaq] The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “ Part of a Muslim’s ...

The Subject Matter: Ill Nature

The Subject Matter: Ill Nature
THE PROPHET OF ISLAM:"THE PERFECT EXEMPLAR"We all know that one of the most important factors of Islam's advancement was the perfect conduct of the Prophet of Islam (SAW). This fact is stated in the Glorious Qur'an where Allah Says:"And had you been rough, hard-hearted, they would certainly have dispersed from around you." (3:159)The Prophet of Allah (SAW) treated all people equally. His deep and indescribable love for humanity was perfectly ...

Islam’s Ideal Form of Democracy

Islam’s Ideal Form of Democracy
By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah YazdiAs to which of these administrative forms is acceptable to Islam, we have said earlier that if democracy in legislation means that whatever is approved by the majority of people—that is, 50% plus 1—is a credible, official and binding law even if it were against the text of the Qur’an, then Islam does not accept such democracy in legislation. Islam that has its own explicit laws in various ...

Socialism and Communism

Socialism and Communism
By: Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir as-SadrIn socialism, there are many creeds the most famous of which is the socialist creed, whichis based on the Marxist theory, and argumentative materialism, which is a certain philosophy of life and a materialistic comprehension of it according to the dialectical method. Dialectical materialists have applied this dialectical materialism to history, sociol­ogy and economy. So, it has become a philosophical ...